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Yesterday, 03:26 PM
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Doing enough grinding (36 grit max) will probably...

Doing enough grinding (36 grit max) will probably cut way thru the 1708 and NidaCore. Even filling 3/4" areas with a medium density filler, will add a lot of weight--and potential cracking of the...
Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By thataway

How deep are the low places, vs height of the...

How deep are the low places, vs height of the high places? Are you going to use "long boards" or an air file to fair the deck?

You want the deck fair before putting on gelcoat. Best is both...
Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By thataway

On outboard boats especially, I like the support...

On outboard boats especially, I like the support to start at the transom, or just in front of it. The length depends on how much "flat" there is in the hull which you can support. I have a 15,000...
Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,579
Posted By thataway

Spare propeller with cotter pins, and prop nut...

Spare propeller with cotter pins, and prop nut should always be aboard (Think spun hub, or hitting an object). The prop wrench should always be aboard (or channel locks which will fit). I like a...
06-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By thataway

You need to do the testing your self--and learn...

You need to do the testing your self--and learn how to do this on a regular basis. Something is wrong. My bet is that there is corrosion at some place that was overlooked. Most likely in the...
06-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By thataway

There are a number of good replies and ideas--the...

There are a number of good replies and ideas--the Honda can be run on Ethanol fuel. But, I would drain the carburetors after each use, unless the engine is going to be run in the next several weeks....
06-12-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By thataway

Since you are new to boating, it is wise to start...

Since you are new to boating, it is wise to start with a boating course--for all of the family. Coast Guard Auxillary and Power Squadron both have courses in your area. Your insurance will be less...
06-12-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,482
Posted By thataway

Marine use is much harder on an engine than the...

Marine use is much harder on an engine than the average car. Sitting unused for months, and then fired up and run-ing at 4000 to 5000 RPM. I do my plugs about every 200 hours.
06-12-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By thataway

If the fish well has eutetic freezer plates,...

If the fish well has eutetic freezer plates, these are usually run only once or twice a day--and the compressor runs only an hour or so once or twice a day. This is usually done at the marina before...
06-10-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By thataway

Comrod is a high grade marine VHF antenna. Most...

Comrod is a high grade marine VHF antenna. Most all have a connector inside the base of the antenna. Pull the antenna, and you should see a BNC connector inside the base.. Comrod web site will...
06-10-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By thataway

Cables should not have been "spliced" ; they...

Cables should not have been "spliced" ; they should've been replaced. However it is hard to know that is the issue. Was there a lightening strike nearby? Sometimes lobes of a strike will come thru...
06-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,766
Posted By thataway

There will be an "economic" correction--and...

There will be an "economic" correction--and probably fairly soon. When that happens, then boat prices will go down. Hopefully it will not be as severe as 2008. However, generally the longer the...
06-09-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,090
Posted By thataway

I would either tow, or stand by until tow...

I would either tow, or stand by until tow arrived. We were coming down the coast from Seattle, and about 80 Miles North of Santa Barbara, a vessel put out a "Pan Pan". The fuel filters had plunged...
06-07-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By thataway

The problem with 2 part harsh teak "bleach" and...

The problem with 2 part harsh teak "bleach" and "Cleaner" is that they do soften parts of the wood, and it will then scrub away. The darker piece dose look like someone put a stain on it and...
06-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By thataway

The problems with the Air conditioners is the...

The problems with the Air conditioners is the start up power. One way around that is to install "EasyStart" by Microair. (not capacitors, but this is a computerized circuit which slowly adds power,...
06-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By thataway

What electronics do you have? It often pays to...

What electronics do you have? It often pays to go with the same brand of auto pilot. The Simrad series are good, but so are Garmin and Furuno. With the same brand, you can put In the waypoint or...
06-05-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By thataway

The principle ingredients of FSR are:...

The principle ingredients of FSR are: Isopropanol. 4.5% and Oxalic Acid 4.5%. The rest (91%) are non toxic ingredients. There is certainly a blue dye in FSR. I suspect it will bleach out. Did you...
06-05-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By thataway

Even though a Post 46 of the 80's vintage would...

Even though a Post 46 of the 80's vintage would be 46 feet on deck--the "length" measurements is still not universally accepted. For example Westlawn School of Yacht Design, considers length over...
Forum: West Coast
06-04-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By thataway

I boated out of Long Beach primarily for over 50...

I boated out of Long Beach primarily for over 50 years. Generally the waters are going to be calm in the mornings. In the afternoon you can get some pretty nasty chop--But the worse seas are as you...
06-01-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By thataway

My best guess is that the "on" combines the two...

My best guess is that the "on" combines the two sides--or both engines batteries. Has nothing to do with the engines being 130 HP Hondas. The only time I would combine them, would be if one engine...
06-01-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By thataway

If you discharge the batteries to less than 24.2...

If you discharge the batteries to less than 24.2 to 24.4 volts, you are not doing them a favor--there will be reduced life expectancy. It sounds as if the batteries are fully charged after the...
05-31-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By thataway

See the table--first line: every 100 hours or 12...

See the table--first line: every 100 hours or 12 months--"Inspect and clean, Adjust,...or replace." If the plugs look good--don't need to change them.
05-26-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,945
Posted By thataway

You did a great job, under difficult...

You did a great job, under difficult circumstances. You were prepared. There are lessons for all of us to learn.

I still carry a hand held water proof, DSC VHF marine radio for each person...
05-26-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By thataway

For a 28 the 1/2" is plenty strong: I used 5.8"...

For a 28 the 1/2" is plenty strong: I used 5.8" on a 35,000 lb displacement motor sailor 46' long in winds up to 75 knots. Looking up to where you live that you would need to anchor in 100 feet I...
05-22-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,184
Posted By thataway

You have to post 10 times before photos are...

You have to post 10 times before photos are allowed. The professionals don't like to see a MarineTex repair, since they have to grind it out. If you want the rest of the boat to match--then grind...
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